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Marijuana Studies

No Correlation Between THC Levels In Blood And Psychomotor Impairment Per Study

The presence of low levels of THC in blood is poorly correlated with driving performance, according to driving simulator data published in the International Journal of Legal Medicine. German investigators assessed simulated driving performance in 15 subjects following the consumption of up to three cannabis cigarettes. Subjects manifested changes in driving performance, such [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Study: Children With Autism Possess Decreased Endocannabinoid Levels

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) possess lower levels of endogenous cannabinoids than do matched controls, according to data published in the journal Molecular Autism. Israeli researchers compared endocannabinoid serum levels in 93 patients with ASD versus controls. They reported “substantially lower” serum levels of the primary endocannabinoid anandamide, as well as its related [read more]

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Majority Of Medical Cannabis Patients Are Seeking Pain Relief Per Study

Most US patients registered to access medical cannabis cite chronic pain as their primary qualifying condition, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor reviewed patient registration data from the majority of states that provide medical cannabis access. (Some states, notably California and Maine, [read more]

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Patients With Endometriosis Report Relief From Cannabis According To Study

Women with endometriosis report that cannabis is most effective at self-managing their pain, according to data published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Australian researchers surveyed 484 endometriosis patients with regard to self-management strategies. Respondents reported that cannabis was the most effective option to relieve pain symptoms (rating a 7.6 on [read more]

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Study: Patients Frequently Substitute Medical Marijuana In Place Of Other Controlled Substances

Canadian patients who consume medical cannabis products in compliance with federal law typically reduce or eliminate their use of alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs, according to data published in the Harm Reduction Journal. A team of investigators from Canada and the United States surveyed over 2,000 federally registered medical cannabis patients with regard [read more]

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Study: CBD-Dominant Cannabis Oil Safe And Effective In Autistic Patients

The administration of plant-derived cannabis extracts is effective and well-tolerated in patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to data published in the journal Scientific Reports. Israeli investigators assessed the safety and efficacy of the daily administration of CBD-enriched cannabis oil (consisting of 30 percent CBD and 1.5 percent THC) in a cohort of [read more]